Chepstow

Computer Group

ConvenerDerek Shottin01291 623986
EmailComputer Group
CG Latest Scamsfrom Gwent Police and from our members

The aim is to improve members' knowledge of computers and associated digital equipment from beginners to advanced by utilising the existing skill base of Chepstow U3A members. However, we may bringing in external experts where necessary, organise external short courses where appropriate, or run workshops on specific topics. We could also organise one to one sessions at the request of individual members.

Links to Information from Computer Group Meetings and Members

CG Tablets and iPadsSummary of points from our first meetings
CG Loading Videos to YouTube. How to load a video onto YouTube
CG TPS and MPS How to reduce 'Cold Calls' to your landline and mobile phones and reduce the amount of junk mail you receive.
CG AppsWhat3Words, CCleaner,
Microsoft Word 2010From October 13, 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes, or security fixes for Office 2010 vulnerabilities which may be subsequently reported or discovered. Jackie has investigated cost of updating. Click on Word Upgrade. However, Geoff thinks that you can buy Office 2016 (Home version) for as little as £25. Look on the internet.
Broadband Speed TestCheck your Broadband speed. Repeat it for all your devices.
Character MapAll the Special Characters - see top right of screen. Open it by tapping the Windows key, type “Character Map” and pressing Enter. Double click on the character you want and it will appear in the big box in the bottom of the screen. Press Copy. In your email or Word document just 'Paste' it in. If you now minimise it, it should go to your Taskbar, right click on it and chose Pin to Taskbar and it is now available whenever you want it. NOTE this works on Desk Top PC with Windows 10 and a Laptop. It may not work on other devices and software but try it and see and let us know.
Learn My WayFree Web Site. Use of keyboard/mouse.touchscreen, different devices, spreadsheets, internet, social media like Instagram and Facebook etc. Maybe a bit basic but a useful introduction? If anyone tries it send me your thoughts.

Possible Future Topics

  • Social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Whats App, Instagram etc
  • iPhones
  • Manipulation of digital photographs. Photoshop?
  • Web sites: Chepstow U3A, TAT, Others. Bring your own web site recommendation.
  • Versions of Windows
  • Comparing browsers. Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc
  • Learning how to use Word Processors or Spreadsheets

To accomplish this we need members who are possess a degree of knowledge in a particular field and would be prepared to pass this onto other members. If you think you fit into this category please contact the Convener.

We rely on help and input from members. If you have ideas about what the group should do or if you would like to contribute to the group, please contact the Convener

Dates for your Diary
Tue Aug 11th

Virtual Meeting using Zoom - 11.00 am on your own Computer
Note the change of day to a Tuesday
An email will be sent to all Computer Group members on Monday with a link for you to click on.

  • Latest additions to the Web Page
  • New web site suggested by member

From Geoff Cram. I have an old, but working, laptop. I have stripped everything off of it, so any programs need to be downloaded accordingly. Can anyone give it a good home?

Email Computer Group and we will pass your email onto Geoff or if you have other suggestions for the Agenda or if you want to be added to the Computer Group.

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Art Appreciation Art Club
Art on Tuesday AwayDays
Badminton Badminton Beginners
Ballroom, Latin, & Sequence Dancing Bookworms (1, 2, 3 & 4)
Bridge - Duplicate Chess
Cinema Classical Music Appreciation
Computer Group Conversation Française
Creative Writing Cycling
Dance In Line-Latin/Ballroom Deutsch für spaß
Drama Dysgu Cymraeg
Family History Film Appreciation
Flower Arranging French Conversation
French for Improvement French RONdezvous
Gardening Guitar
Handicrafts History
Latin Mah Jong
Meditation Natural History/Bird Watching
Norwegian Oser Parler Français
Painting & Drawing Painting for Pleasure
Philosophy Photography
Play Reading Poetry Appreciation
Psychology for Everyday Life Reading (Non-Fiction)
Real Ale Appreciation Recorder playing
Rock Music Appreciation Scrabble
Skittles Social Bridge
Spanish Beginners 1 Spanish Beginners 2
Spanish Conversation Sunday Lunch Club
Table Tennis Taoist Tai Chi
The Chepstow U3A Choir Theatre
Tinnitus Support Group Ukulele
Virtual Book Group Virtual:Coronavirus Statistics
Virtual:Stress Rescue Walking: Easy Walkers
Walking: The Hillwalkers Walking: The Striders 1
Walking: The Striders 2 Walking: The Strollers
Walking: The Walking Weeks Walking: The Wanderers
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